The original church was a small wooden construction and was built already before the foundation of Lima. In it the first Holy Mass of Lima was celebrated (1534). Today many faithful still come to the church every day, to adore the cross of "Padre Urraca", who is believed to have performed many wonders. The traffic on the street outside is heavy but the inside of the church impresses you with its stone arcades.
La Merced Church
Inside La Merced Church
Altar at La Merced Church
Christmas crèche at La Merced Church 2011
La Merced Church in yesteryears
Take your time and admire the outstanding facade.